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Republican leaders in the Legislature say they are ready to adopt a petition-initiated bill to place new restrictions on abortion.  Rick Pluta tells us Republicans are looking to press the limits of the Roe versus Wade decision.


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As part of a three-state traveling tour, the anti-abortion group Created Equal stopped by Eastern Michigan University on Wednesday.  And as 89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan tells us, they used a JumboTron TV screen to get their message across.


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Abortion has moved to the forefront of national politics.  Where lawmakers stand on the issue has become a litmus test when determining if someone is a Republican or Democrat.  But it hasn’t always been this way.  As part of a joint project with the Michigan Campaign Finance Network, Cheyna Roth reports, the political shift started around 1980...


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Anti-abortion groups will soon be on sidewalks and at events around the state, asking voters to support measures that would restrict abortion in Michigan.  There are two groups trying to get enough signatures for their ballot initiatives.

Cheyna Roth breaks down the measures and how Michigan could effectively outlaw abortion in the near future.


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New measures would ban abortions after a doctor detects a fetus’s heartbeat.  Michigan Public Radio’s Cheyna Roth reports bills were introduced Wednesday in the state Senate.


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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that, in 2015, over 600,000 legal abortions were reported.  To reduce that number, members of the anti-abortion group, Created Equal, made a stop at Eastern Michigan University as part of a traveling campus tour.  89.1 WEMU's Jorge Avellan was there and has the story.


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Proposed new standards for teaching history and social studies in Michigan would include references to abortion, climate change, and gay rights.  The new standards have been at the center of political battles at the elected state Board of Education.


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Some Republican lawmakers in Lansing want to shorten the time period when a pregnant woman can get an abortion.  A bill in the Senate would make it a felony to perform abortions after 20 weeks of the probable conception.


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The Legislature has sent Governor Rick Snyder the new state budget, including a provision that attempts to cut funding to Planned Parenthood.


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Governor Rick Snyder has vetoed a bill to create a “choose life” license plate.  The plate would have raised money for an anti-abortion group.


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Controversial legislation surrounding license plate fundraising is on its way to Governor Rick Snyder’s desk.


Pence Stumps For Trump In Grand Rapids

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Donald Trump running mate Governor Mike Pence was in Grand Rapids Thursday.


Bill Schuette
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Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette has filed a lawsuit to shut down an abortion clinic in Detroit.


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People would face criminal penalties for coercing someone to have an abortion under a bill in the state House.   

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New bills in the state House would add restrictions on abortions and protections for religious leaders who refuse to marry same-sex couples.  But, as Jake Neher reports below, the future of the bills could be hampered by the representative who introduced them.


ACLU and others blast new anti-abortion bills.